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Carrie Fisher strikes back

posted by Chad Jones on Fri, Nov 13, 2009
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As if being a hit on Broadway wasn’t enough, Wishful Drinking star Carrie Fisher is also a bestselling writer once again. The paperback edition of the book version of her autobiographical show, not coincidentally called Wishful Drinking, zoomed up the New York Times bestseller chart to No. 7.

Carrie seems to be having a grand time with New York — and vice-versa.

If you haven’t been paying attention to Wishful Drinking since it departed from Berkeley Rep last summer, you have a lot to catch up on. Herewith, a handy guide to the recent flares in the Wishful galaxy.

First of all, the show, a production of the Roundabout Theatre Company, has extended through January 17 at Studio 54. If you’re going to be in New York before then, you might want some tickets.

Carrie sat for a terrific, in-depth interview with Charlie Rose. Unfortunately, Mr. Rose and his people won’t let us share the video with you here on the blog, so you need to go to his website, enter “Carrie Fisher” into the search box, and settle in for the 24-minute, 28-second interview.

CNN’s Joy Behar, however, will let us share part of her interview with Carrie.

Settling in for a nice, long run, Carrie seized the opportunity to redecorate her dressing room. Luckily, Elle Décor and Metropolitan Home were there to document every color choice and accessory selection. Read the story and be sure to click on the slide show.

If you’re one of those folks who tweets, Carrie is on Twitter. Follow her here. Or you can just look through some of her recent tweets:

  • Has anybody seen my druthers? I had 3 of them earlier now I can't find any of them. Buck Henry took two at the show tonight.
  • Though life is far from a bed of roses thru which one lethargically loiters, it never the less is more savory than a bed composed of goiters.
  • There's no room for demons when you're self possessed.
  • Average age of my matinee audiences 93. But what they lack in youth they make up in enthusiasm & hearing aids.

There’s even been a hint of sensational scandal. Several photos of Carrie that have been floating around the internet for years made their way to one of Britain’s tabloids. The only reason anyone cares is that the photos show Carrie in that famous gold bikini she wore while chained to Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi. Feast your eyes. That’s Carrie lounging between takes with her stunt double.

Carrie bikini

Finally, here’s Carrie performing a scene from her show on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night talkfest.

Top photo of Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking by Joan Marcus.


Thanks for sharing this. I love a good home/dressing room makeover!

Kim | Fri, Nov 13, 2009

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